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Henry Drury Hatfield (1875-1962) Papers and Correspondence

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1661

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, farm records, legal and financial records, speeches, medical files, photographs, and newspaper clippings of Governor (1913-17) and United States Senator (1929-35) Henry D. Hatfield, who was also chief surgeon and founder of the Huntington Memorial Hospital.

Subjects include West Virginia and national politics, 1928-35; 1944-57; National Republican Conventions of 1912, 1928, 1932, 1944, 1948, and 1952; criticism of the New Deal and the Fair Deal; the NRA; the West Virginia-Virginia Debt controversy; the W. Va. Anti-Communist League; Army-McCarthy row; United Mine Workers medical welfare cases; Mother Mary Jones; the Kessler Hatfield Hospital and Training School; Hatfield's farming interests and the Sycamour Coal, Guyan Eagle Coal, the Tidewater Coal and Coke and other coal companies in which Hatfield had an interest.

Correspondents include Carl G. Bachman, William Blizzard, H.L. Brooks, John W. Bricker, William S. Chilton, Jr., William G. Conley, Thomas E. Dewey, Everett M. Dirksen, E.E. Duddington, Hubert S. Ellis, Benjamin F. Fairless, Herbert Fitzpatrick, Mike J. Flynn, Herman Gieshe, Walter F. George, Septimus Hall, Walter S. Hallanan, Harvey W. Harmar, Cecil B. Highland, Herbert Hoover, C. H. Huston, Arthur M. Hyde, Harley M. Kilgore, Charles H. Kimball, John L. Lewis, Robert R. Mc Cormick, William C. Marland, Joseph W. Martin, Jr. , Clarence W. Meadows, Will E. Neal, M. M. Neely, H. C. Ogden, Okey L. Patteson, Carrol Reece, Chapman Revercomb, Forest C. Sammons, Robert A. Taft, John J. Walsh, and Kenneth Wherry.

Dates

  • 1913-1958

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

8.6 Linear Feet (Summary: 8 ft. 6 1/2 in. (20 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/

Related A&M Collections

1661, 1955
Title
Henry Drury Hatfield (1875-1962) Papers and Correspondence, 1913-1958
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
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English
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536